New Delhi(PTI): Responding strongly to attacks on him by Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi…
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday replied to the motion of thanks in Rajya Sabha and launched a scathing attack on Congress, saying the party is like a death, which never gets blamed for anything.
Addressing Rajya Sabha, Modi said, “There is a funny thing about ‘death’, no one blames death. They blame the reason why people die. Sometimes I feel Congress has a boon like that. When we criticise the Congress, it is reported as – criticism on Opposition, not criticism on Congress. Congress never gets a bad name.”
Stating that Congress is looking at their work with microscope, he said, “It would have been better if they had worked with binocular when they were in power.”
Modi also appealed opposition parties for the passage of all pending bills. “Nation is waiting for us to pass many Bills. This is a Chamber of Ideas and it must guide the nation. Coordination between both Houses is essential,” he said
“Let us pass those bills passed in the Lok Sabha as soon as possible and give impetus to India’s progress,” Modi added.
Towards the end, Modi also emphasised on doubling income of farmers by 2022 saying, “We have focussed on policy-driven governance and given an importance to transparency.”
Earlier in the day, a united opposition in Rajya Sabha slammed the Government for allowing Indian Army to be used for a private event of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation, saying the event itself on the ecologically fragile flood plains of Yamuna was an environmental disaster.
Government sprung to the defence of the ‘Art of Living’ guru saying his intentions cannot be doubted as he was committed to protecting environment. The event is being organised with all permissions, it claimed adding that the issue cannot be raised in the House as it was being heard by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
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